Mitchell (Luke Church) travels the countryside while he's breaking up
with his fiancée (Melanie Robel) over the phone - and then he has a flat
tire - not entirely by accident. With no cellphone reception, he wanders
into the next village in search for a phone - and upon a local's (Michael
Wainwright) rather insisting situation, he pays a visit to the "Lamb
Feed", which seems a harmless local tradition at first ... until
Mitchell notices that the drink he has been freely handed was drugged, and
the local girl (Meghan Chadeayne) he tried to get "friendly"
with was merely bait - and suddenly he finds himself not the guest of
honour of the Lamb Feed, but the main dish ...
Making his return to the
screen after almost 5 decades, Arch Hall jr plays a crazed Vietnam veteran
who's also the patriarch of the community.
Lamb Feed is
a fun horror short that's mean in all the right places, and enjoyably so:
It's rather gory at times, shows remarkably little sympathy with its main
character (and rightly so, he's portrayed as an asshole), makes deliberate
use of (at times rather shocking) vintage stock footage to bring
Mitchell's drugged state of mind to life, and through all of this, it
doesn't take itelf too seriously, aiming to entertain rather than gross
out its audience. And add to that a very decent cast who seem to enjoying
themselves, and you've got yourself a pretty cool movie. True, you might
have to be into horror from the more gruesome side of the spectrum to
enjoy this, but if you are you really will.